Vietnam Veterans Mermorial
In 1984 a small group of Philadelphia Vietnam veterans and supporters embarked on a project to honor the 80000 Philadelphians who served in Vietnam and the over 600 killed in the war. After three years of fund raising, the memorial was dedicated in October 1987.
From the Memorial website: "They came from the diverse neighborhoods in this "city of neighborhoods" -- Fishtown, North Philly, Mayfair, Roxborough, Olney, Fairmount, South Philly, Kensington, Germantown -- where they had studied, worked, played, laughed, and loved. Among them were fifty four alumni of Thomas Edison School, which sustained the largest number of Vietnam war casualties of any high school in the nation; twenty-seven alumni of Father Judge High School; and eight former students of St. Leo's Elementary School in Tacony."
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Spruce Street and Columbus Blvd.
at Penns Landing
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